Jim and his wife Heather are the owners of Emeth Gymnastics. When he was young, Jim participated in recreational gymnastics. He also competed for his high school gymnastics team as a freshman in Minnesota. Unfortunately, that was the final year that men’s gymnastics was offered at Jim’s high school. Jim’s favorite event as an athlete was vault.
Jim has been a teacher and coach at Emeth for seven years. He teaches the Minilights, Spotlights, Highlights, Sparklers, homeschool girls’ classes, Beginner Tumbling 1 and 2, and Advanced Tumbling. In addition, Jim coaches levels 3 – 8 of the Emeth girls’ team as well as all levels of the Excel teams.
When asked about his favorite part of being a coach at Emeth, Jim replied, “I enjoy being able to build character in all ages of kids.” Jim wants his athletes to have confidence and know that he will always love them and be there for them regardless of how they perform in gymnastics or what choices they make in life.